Earlysville, VA — Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is an exciting board game of twisted schemes and bloody combats inspired by the hit STARZ Original series. Players assume the role of the Dominus of a great house competing for influence in the era of ancient Rome. Players vie for dominance through careful diplomacy, cunning intrigues and the glory of the Arena. Undermine the machinations of rivals, leverage your wealth for advantage at market and pit your gladiators in bloody contest; all with the goal of seeing your house rise to supremacy.
“With innovative game mechanics, high production values and the rich and inspiring source material from the STARZ show, Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is much more than just another licensed product,” says John Kovaleski CEO of Gale Force Nine. “The deep game play and compelling social interplay will have you and your friends rolling dice again and again. We are huge fans of the show, and have been able to turn our passion into a great game.”
Ferrell McDonald, SVP, Marketing for STARZ Entertainment noted, “We are very pleased to be working with Gale Force Nine to bring the vision of this exciting and evocative game to life. The unique game play and attention to detail perfectly capture the look and feel of the Spartacus series. Fans of the show will love it and fans of great games will find this is more than just another licensed game.”
Airing in more than 150 countries, and translated into 15 languages, the Spartacus franchise has been an international smash for the network. In the United States, more than six million viewers have watched each episode, which has set ratings records for STARZ. The upcoming season, Spartacus: War of the Damned airs in January 2013, and will be the highly anticipated epic conclusion for the series.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery is recommended for 3 to 4 players ages 17 and up due to mature content and graphic language.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery releases September 2012. Learn more about the game at facebook.com/spartacusboardgame.
Check out the teaser trailer for the board game on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp_K2su_Q4M&feature=plcp